When Joanna Coles suddenly announced her departure from the chief content officer role she originated at Hearst this past fall, Kate Lewis immediately came to my mind as her successor. Three business days later, it was announced that Kate would ascend to the role. Now with a few months her belt, Kali Hays with WWD talked with Kate about the past, present and future of print and digital media. Here are my favorite highlights.
Trevor Noah says, “One of the best things I ever learned was boxing. My trainer kept drilling into me: ‘Understand that I’m going to hit you in the face. You can’t get angry about it because then you’ll stop thinking rationally. I’m not trying to hurt you; I’m trying to win.’ It’s a fantastic mindContinue reading “One More Round”
I struggle with carving out a place of my own when starting a new job or joining a new team, because many dynamics are already established. I don’t feel like I belong at work until people are trusting me to get things done on my own, or I’m doing those little things that make peopleContinue reading “I Didn’t Come Here to Sit Back”
Going into the second week of my new job still felt like the honeymoon stage where my team and I gushed over each other and wondered how we ever worked without each other. However, there came the day that week where I mishandled an assignment and the honeymoon ended. Whenever we make a mistake at work,Continue reading “Coworkers Don’t Want to Hear Your Excuse”
In public relations we’re often made to feel we each have to be doing certain things in a specific order to be successful. For me this included being told I should intern around throughout college instead of staying with one agency. Coming out of college, there was a lot of negative connotations and thoughts surroundingContinue reading “12 Weeks: Why Interning Is A Good Thing”
In elementary school we displayed so much of who we are, how we feel and how we react in different situation. That is why our families worried for us, but also was excited to see how we would turn out. I wanted teachers to affirm that my hard work was noticed, not for validation asContinue reading “Who We Are. How We Feel. How We React.”
For the first time I had to seriously question if it was time for a change to my young professional career. During my trip to Chicago last month it was time to decide what was next after graduation. I had to ask myself do I want to go full-time at the PR agency where IContinue reading “Turning the PR Page”
After an almost one month summer hiatus, I will return to my normal schedule of sporadic but methodic blogging August 21. Sometimes you have to rejuvenate yourself, gain insight and take a peak into the next chapter before you begin in it. What’s ahead? There will be lots of exciting posts discussing a first date,Continue reading “Bold Outside. Bold Insight.”